Kroger to close Pierson Road location in Flint

The Kroger Co. of Michigan is closing their Pierson Road location in Flint.

In a statement the company says that on August 16 the store, located at 2629 Pierson Road near Clio Road will shut down.

â??Kroger continually evaluates each storeâ??s performance to ensure that it is best meeting the needs of the communities, associates and stockholders we serve,â?? said Jayne Homco, President of The Kroger Co. of Michigan. â??With the lease expiring at this location, it was determined during our evaluation that we were unable to continue operating at the 2629 Pierson Road, Flint location and made the decision to not renew our lease and to close the store on August 16.â??

Homco says that all 85 employees at the Pierson Road store will be offered positions at other area Kroger stores.

Kroger had renovated the location in 2009. They spent $240,000 on the improvements.